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Clinical innovation takes root in a centre that embraces a culture of evidence-based medicine, where patients’ needs drive research and research discoveries are effectively translated into better care.

Translation is a cyclical, not a linear, process: clinical experience and patients’ needs drive science, ensuring the flow of knowledge and innovation from ‘bench to bedside to population to bench’.

This paper discusses the conditions for success in order for Saudi Arabia to capitalize on translational research.

It explores:

  • Dynamics reshaping global health research and innovation;
  • Success factors for accelerating translation and amplifying impact;
  • Global case studies of successful translational research initiatives; and
  • Implications for translational research in Saudi Arabia.